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  • UN says a peacekeeper killed in southern Lebanon, likely in incident related to border clash

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — UN says a peacekeeper killed in southern Lebanon, likely in incident related to border clash.

  • Indonesia prosecutor: Americans' murder trial should proceed

    5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian prosecutors say the trial of an American couple charged with murdering the woman's mother should proceed despite defense arguments that the indictments are inaccurate and should be annulled. The badly beaten body of Sheila von ...

  • Russia considers condemning "annexation" of East Germany

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The speaker of the Russian Duma has asked a parliamentary committee to study a proposal to condemn the reunification of Germany in 1990. Sergei Naryshkin earlier this week faced scathing criticism of Russia's annexation of Crimean peninsula ...

  • Thai 'Red Shirt' leader given jail term for insulting ex-PM

    5 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai "Red Shirt" leader has been sentenced to two years in jail for insulting a former prime minister. The court found Jatuporn Prompan guilty on Wednesday of defaming Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva in two speeches ...

  • AP Top International News At 6 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) Hostage Mom's plea to Japan's leader: Please save Kenji Mexico: Missing students' parents reject official account Libyan Islamic State group affiliate claims hotel attack Fiery Islamic State group cleric gives voice to radicals Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ...

  • Extremists rampage in northeast Nigeria, no troops fighting

    5 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Residents say Islamic extremists are rampaging through villages in northeast Nigeria's Adamawa state and no troops have deployed to protect civilians. They say more than 40 people have been killed in seven villages, houses and mosques ...

  • Lebanese Hezbollah group claims responsibility for attack targeting Israeli military convoy

    5 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Hezbollah group claims responsibility for attack targeting Israeli military convoy.

  • Report: Iran says Washington Post writer to face trial soon

    6 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's official news agency is quoting a senior judiciary official as saying a detained Washington Post journalist "will be tried soon." The report Wednesday by IRNA quoted Gholam Hossein Esmaeili on the case of Jason Rezaian, ...

  • Lebanese security officials say Israel fires 25 artillery shells into Lebanon

    6 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security officials say Israel fires 25 artillery shells into Lebanon.

  • Israeli army: Missile hits army vehicle by Lebanese border

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says an anti-tank missile has hit an Israeli military vehicle near the Israeli-Lebanese border. It was not immediately clear if there were any casualties. The military says the attack on Wednesday took place near ...

  • Court: Man admits setting fire on bus in China, injuring 33

    6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A man admitted on Wednesday that he set a fire that spread through a bus in eastern China and injured 33, entering his plea from a hospital bed wheeled into a courtroom because of his own injuries ...

  • Israeli military says anti-tank missile fired at Israeli military vehicle near Lebanese border

    6 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli military says anti-tank missile fired at Israeli military vehicle near Lebanese border.

  • Thailand summons US diplomat over critical remarks

    7 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's military government has summoned the U.S. charge d'affaires after a top U.S. diplomat called for an end to martial law and said the impeachment of a former prime minister could be politically motivated. The meeting Wednesday ...

  • Trans-Pacific balloon crew: It's like camping in the sky

    7 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting the helium-filled Two Eagles balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break a pair of major ballooning records. Five things to know about the challenge: THE GOAL. Accomplished balloon ...

  • Libyan Islamic State group affiliate claims hotel attack

    7 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans. In a statement posted on jihadi ...

  • Malaysia to issue interim report on missing plane on March 7

    7 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's civil aviation department will release an interim report on the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 on March 7, a day before the flight's one-year anniversary. Deputy Transport Minister Aziz Kaprawi says the report ...

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    8 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 3 a.m. EST

    8 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Rhode Island school announces snow day to 'Let It Go' tune Snowstorm sasquatch? Watch out for the Boston yeti Firefighters rescue cows that took icy dip in Colorado pond Years-old stash of marijuana found inside NM woman's van Woman faces ...

  • Israel military says its airstrikes target Syrian army posts

    9 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military says it has struck Syrian army artillery posts in response to rockets that landed the previous day in the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon says the Israeli air force attacked Syrian ...

  • Human smugglers turn to cargo ships to ferry fleeing Syrians

    9 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER TYR (AP) — The crew was about to dig into dinner when word of the "ghost ship" came through: a freighter hurtling out of control toward Italy with no crew — and hundreds of Syrians ...

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